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Tops / Flops PSG-Strasbourg: Mbappé feasted, Kimpembe was overwhelmed

The Mbappé show, the good dispositions of Draxler, but also the shortcomings of the Parisian defense symbolized by Kimpembe: find the Tops and Flops of the editorial staff at the end of the meeting between PSG and Strasbourg (4-2).


Mbappé put the Park in his pocket
We could have feared the worst before the meeting. At the announcement of the composition of the teams, Kylian Mbappé was indeed whistled by part of the public. But once the match started, the supporters did not come forward. And especially appreciated the still capital performance of the French world champion. From the start, striking on his favorite left wing, the striker hurt the Alsatian club and is quite simply involved in three of the four Parisian goals. Scorer on a shot deflected by Ajorque (25e), he then saw his blocked center finish in the feet of Draxler, third scorer of the evening (27e). Decisive passer on the last achievement of Sarabia (86e), the international tricolor has started his season perfectly.

Draxler has something to play for
The returns of Neymar and Di Maria and the arrival of Messi should not give him much playing time this season. But Julian Draxler seems to want to fight to the end, contrary to what he has shown in the past. Interesting in Parisian actions by quality relays, the German was a decisive passer for Mbappé, then a scorer. Beyond his statistics, his technical quality was necessary to dominate the Alsatians.

Icardi has recovered well
The Argentinian is coming out of a very disappointing season but he seems to be getting back on a better footing. Scorer in Troyes last week, he did it again in a good way by opening the scoring in the 3e minute on a good whim at the fall of a center from Diallo. More lively than before, the striker participated in the pressing and sometimes combined well with his partners.

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Everything was not perfect in Paris
In the slightly euphoric atmosphere of the Park, we should not hide everything in the first meeting of PSG in its enclosure this season. Because defensively, the Parisian team has still displayed some approximations. As in Troyes last Saturday. With in mind the disturbing performance of captain Kimpembe, far from flawless on the two goals conceded. On the left, Diallo is not really a side and blew the hot (decisive pass) with the cold (hazardous raises). Overall, Pochettino has yet to find the right formula to balance his team. And it is not the returns to come that should reassure him on this point.

Strasbourg woke up too late
The Alsatian club can harbor regrets for not having had enough ambitions. Because there was undoubtedly room to worry more about this running-in PSG. In the first period, in a 5-3-2 system, the visitors seemed spectators and took a long time to bring out the balls cleanly, to initiate blocks. The more conquering attitude of the second half should encourage them for the future as their face seemed sharper with two goals scored. An awakening therefore too late.


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